Skipper Paul shows the way in cricket

Lincs ECB

Premier Division

Woodhall Spa 140 Boston 141-4;

Boston moved into second place in the Lincs ECB Premier Division with a six wicket victory over Woodhall Spa.

Boston skipper Paul Timby had predicted a tough encounter against Woodhall Spa, who fielded several former Boston players.

But the threat never really materialised and, although it was not an easy victory, and the visitors bemoaned their luck, Boston were worthy winners.

They owed much to their skipper who led his team to success with bat and ball.

The captain took two key wickets to rip the heart out of the Woodhall batting when he ousted Ricky Lovelace for 51 and Daniel Milgate (29) and he then made an unbeaten 40 to seal the victory.

Tom Baxter took 3-37 as Woodhall Spa collapsed, again, after sitting pretty at 113-4, finishing on 140.

Jonathan Cheer then set Boston on their way with 26, aided by Josh Newton (23) before Timby added the decisive runs in a total of 141-4.

The Mayflower outfit also closed the gap on leaders Bracebridge Heath

Other Results: Nettleham 154 (Peacock 5-66), Market Deeping 155-4 (Sharpe 59); Bracebridge Heath 136, Bourne 121; Hartsholme 205 (Nel 71, Wooldridge 60no), Lindum 208-5 (Robinson 56); Sleaford 181, Grimsby 130 (Bradford 5-31, Miller 5-49); Skegness 92 (S West 8-44), Louth 95-1 (Shiroman 72no);

South Lincolnshire & Border League

Division one

Woodhall Spa 2nd 121, Boston 2nd 123-8;

A good all-round bowling performance helped Boston to victory.

Michael Troops, Fred Gedney and Paul Deans took three wickets apiece as Woodhall Spa seconds were all out for 121 in 44 overs.

Rob Bee made 40, but he had little support, although Simon Roche held his bat for 26.

Boston made heavy weather of securing victory in 37 overs.

They never really got going and owed much to Paul Tetther (27 no) who was fast running out of partners before Paul Deans came in to steady the ship and made 25 not out.

Other results: Market Deeping 2nd 141 (De Silva 5-29), Lindum Ramblers 145-1 (Wright 65); Billingborough 111 (Williams 5-24), Stamford 115-8; Spalding 189-8 (M Kearns snr 62), Grantham 98; Moulton Harrox 132, Belton Park 133-9 (Sheardown 54no); Sleaford 2nd 221 (Godby 79, Gunthorp 5-55), Bourne 138-8 (Rickett 5-19); Woodhall Spa 2nd 121, Boston 2nd 123-8;

South Lincolnshire & Border League

Division Two

Cavaliers 278-4

Boston 3rd 89.

Boston thirds were sent crashing to a heavy defeat by the Huntingdonshire side.

Cavaliers raced to 278 off 45 overs, with the major contribution an outstanding century from David Kennedy.

In reply, Sean Barnett made 40, but only Paul Kelly (18) joined him in double figures and the reply ended after just 29 overs for a total of 89. Other results: Heckington 62 (Lamming 5-21), Spalding 2nd 63-3; Ropsley 95 (Cox 5-24), Billingborough 2nd 96-2; Stamford 2nd 174-8 (Williams 83), Welby 126; Thomas Cook 200 (Arvind 89, Shah 65, Kyme 6-32), Sleaford Sunday 155-8 (Smith 52, Majeed 5-26);